Women's Basketball Looks To Build On 6-0 Pac-10 Record In Washington
Jan. 14, 2002
TALE OF TWO STREAKS: The fourth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team (16-1 overall, 6-0 Pacific-10 Conference) looks to continue one streak and put an end to another this weekend when it travels to the state of Washington ... On Thursday, Stanford travels to Pullman for a 7:00 p.m. game with Washington State (2-15, 0-7) ... The Cardinal is 32-0 all-time against the Cougars dating back to Feb. 1, 1983, including a 15-0 mark in Pullman ... The Cardinal then travels to Seattle to take on Washington (9-7, 4-3) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ... Stanford has lost two straight road games to the Huskies, including a 95-87 defeat on Feb. 24 of last year ... The Cardinal will also be looking to build on its game-and-a-half lead in the Pac-10 standings ... Arizona State and USC are tied for second place at 5-2, while Oregon and Oregon State are two games back at 5-3 ... Stanford has been dominant in its first three weeks of Pac-10 competition --- posting victories of 24, 9, 31, 12, 37 and 15 points en route to its best conference start since it went 18-0 in 1996-97 ... Following this weekend's road swing, Stanford returns to Maples Pavilion for a three-game homestand against Arizona, Arizona State and California.
RANKING REPORT: Stanford is ranked fourth in the nation in both polls for the second consecutive week (as of 1/14) ... The ranking is the Cardinal's highest in the AP Poll since it was fourth on Nov. 11, 1997 ... Following its road victories over Rutgers and Fordham, Stanford jumped two spots in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll and one slot in the Associated Press Poll on Jan. 7 ... Stanford's previous best ranking this season was fifth in both polls ... Washington and Washington State are not ranked.
THE VANDERVEER FILE: Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, signed a five-year contract extension on September 10 that will keep her on The Farm through March 31, 2007 ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is 532-154 (.776) ... In 15-plus seasons on The Farm (VanDerveer took the 1995-96 season off to coach the gold-medal winning United States Olympic Team), she is 380-103 (.787) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92) and five Final Four appearances ... She has also compiled an impressive 215-43 (.833) Pac-10 record during her tenure ... VanDerveer, who won her ninth Pacific-10 Conference title last season, reached a pair of prestigious milestones in 2000-01 ... She recorded her 500th career win on Nov,26, 2000, and became the first Pac-10 women's basketball coach to record 200 conference victories on Jan. 25, 2001 ... VanDerveer has guided the Cardinal to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, and racked up a career post-season record of 34-12 (.739) ... VanDerveer was the head coach of the gold medal winning United States squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and has put together an 88-8 (.917) international record with four gold medals and one bronze in seven assignments.
Game #17 - #4/#4 Stanford 91, Oregon 76 (Jan. 13 @ Maples Pavilion): Sophomore forward Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) broke a two decade old Stanford record with 21 rebounds as the Cardinal bounced back from a slow start to post its 15th straight home win over the Ducks ... Powell's 21 boards shattered the old Stanford record of 20 that was set by Kathy Murphy in 1978 and Maggie Nelson in 1977 ... Powell finished with 23 points, 21 boards and seven assists to help the Cardinal rebound from an early 15-4 deficit ... Stanford rallied with a 25-10 run to retake the lead and took a six-point lead (46-40) at the half ... Oregon came back to take a 56-54 advantage with 14:25 remaining, but the Cardinal outscored the visitors 37-20 the rest of the way to post its eighth straight victory ... Freshman forward T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX/Weatherford HS) added a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds, including 14 in the first half, and senior Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) chipped in a season-high 17 ... Stanford also committed a season-low seven turnovers in the contest, and held the visitors to 34.2 (25-of-73) percent shooting from the floor.
Game #16 - #4/#4 Stanford 91, Oregon State 54 (Jan. 10 @ Maples Pavilion): Stanford started and finished with a bang en route to the 37-point win over the Beavers, who are now an all-time 0-16 at Maples Pavilion ... The victory represented Stanford's largest margin of victory since a 47-point (101-54) home win over the University of San Francisco on Nov. 26, 1997 ... The Cardinal made 10 of its 11 shots to take a commanding 24-4 lead just 6:03 into the contest ... Oregon State cut the margin to 14 (48-34) at the half, and trailed by 15 (60-45) with 13:27 to play ... Stanford then concluded the game on a 31-9 run to win by 30 or more points for the fifth time this season ... Stanford placed all five starters in double figures for the first time this season, led by 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists from sophomore Nicole Powell ... Freshman forward T'Nae Thiel added 13 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ/Mendham HS) chipped in 13 points and a career-best eight assists ... The Cardinal shot 55.4 (36-of-65) percent from the floor, including a 60.0 (27-of-45) percent effort from its starting five.
FROM THE TRAINING ROOM: Sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN/Academy of Holy Angels) will miss the remainder of the 2001-02 season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... The season-ending injury will qualify her for an NCAA medical hardship ... King suffered the injury on Wednesday, Dec. 19 against Arizona ... The game was just King's second of the season, as she missed the first nine contests after undergoing a scope to clean out her right knee ... Sophomore forward/center Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA/Brea-Olinda HS) will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees.
ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE: Stanford is a perfect 31-0 against Washington State, with 26 of those victories coming by 10 points or more ... Stanford's average margin of victory is over 20 points per game (82.0-61.8) ... The Cardinal's next best undefeated record against an opponent is 6-0 vs. both Hawaii and Utah ... The Cardinal is 15-0 all-time in Pullman ... Last season at Friel Court (Feb. 22), Nicole Powell picked up her first career triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to pace the Cardinal to an 87-78 victory ... The Cardinal bench keyed the win as it outscored the Cougar reserves 55-18, thanks to a game-high 25 points from Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) ... Last year at Maples Pavilion (Jan. 27), Stanford prevailed 84-67 at Maples Pavilion ... Seattle native Enjoli Izidor (Roosevelt HS) had a career-high 22 points to lead the Cardinal, which used a 20-4 run at the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to take a commanding 51-31 lead with 17:00 remaining ... The Cardinal, which recorded 10 blocked shots in both games vs. WSU last season, also dominated the boards by a 51-33 count in Pullman and 42-31 tally on The Farm ... Washington State enters the week 2-15, and has lost 12 straight ... The Cougars are 0-7 in the Pac-10, and have dropped four of their six home games ... Last weekend, the Cougars fell at Arizona 107-57 on Thursday and lost at Arizona State 68-40 on Saturday ... Senior center Brittney Hawks leads WSU in both scoring (12.7) and rebounding (10.1).
ABOUT WASHINGTON: Stanford holds a 22-12 advantage in the all-time series with the Huskies, and has won 12 of the last 15 dating back to March of 1994 ... The Cardinal is 8-7 all-time at Washington, but has dropped two in a row ... Washington overcame a record setting performance from the Cardinal's Lindsey Yamasaki to record a 95-87 win on Feb. 24 at Bank of America Arena ... Yamasaki scored 34 points, including a school and conference record tying nine 3-pointers, as Stanford connected on a school record 16 treys ... The Huskies, however, placed all five starters in double figures and outscored Stanford 34-15 from the charity stripe to pull off the win ... Last year at Maples (Jan. 25), Tara VanDerveer picked up her 200th Pacific-10 Conference victory in a 76-68 Cardinal win ... Stanford never trailed in the contest, and used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to pull away to a 52-39 advantage with 11:11 remaining ... The Cardinal was 6-of-12 (50.0 percent) from 3-point range in the contest, and 5-of-9 (55.6 percent) in the second half ... Two years ago in Seattle (Jan. 27, 2000), the Huskies withstood a 25-point, seven 3-pointer effort from Jamie Carey to post an 85-83 victory ... Washington is 9-7 overall this season, including 4-3 in the Pac-10 and 6-2 on its home floor ... The Huskies were swept on the road last week, falling at Arizona State 66-61 on Thursday and Arizona 83-69 on Saturday ... Junior guard Loree Payne leads UW in scoring at 13.6 points per game.
ON THE AIRWAVES: All of Stanford's 2001-02 regular and post season contests will be broadcast live on the internet at www.gostanford.com ... Each broadcast begins 15 minutes prior to tipoff with the 'Tara VanDerveer Show' ... The play-by-play chores will be handled by Dave Raymond, who doubles as a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer for the Iowa Cubs ... Stanford student station KZSU 90.1 FM will also broadcast all regular and post season contests ... The Washington State game will be televised on a tape-delayed basis in the Pacific Northwest by Fox Sports Northwest (check your satellite listings) ... The Washington contest will be televised live in the Pacific Northwest by Fox Sports Northwest at 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Saturday.
PLAYERS AT A GLANCE:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (6-3, F/C, So.): Will redshirt the 2001-02 season with chronic pain in both knees ... Appeared in 28 games last season, including three starts, and averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds.
#5 Kelley Suminski (5-9, G, Fr.): Averaging 9.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists ... Averaging 11.3 points, 4.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Appeared in all 17 games, and has started 10 of the last 11 at point guard ... Shooting a Pac-10 leading 54.5 (24-of-44) percent from 3-point range, and is also fifth in free throw percentage (833.) ... Recorded a career-high 24 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, at Arizona (12/19) ... Had a career-high 23 points in just 28 minutes vs. San Francisco (11/28), including 5-of-6 from 3-point range ... Posted career-high eight assists vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#10 Becky Bonner (6-2, F, So.): Averaging 0.5 points and 0.7 rebounds in six appearances off the bench ... Averaging 0.0 points and 0.8 boards in Pac-10 action ... Career averages are 1.4 points and 0.9 rebound ... Missed the first nine regular season games with a stress fracture in her right foot ... Scored first points of the season on a 3-pointer vs. Oregon (1/13) ... Had career-high three blocked shots at Fordham (1/5) ... Brother, Matt, starts for the nationally-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team.
#14 Nicole Powell (6-2, F, So.): Averaging team-highs of 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists overall, and 20.0 points, 12.0 boards and 5.7 assists in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 14.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Set Stanford single game rebounding mark with 21 (old record: 20) in Sunday's win over Oregon --- a record which had stood since 1977 ... Has 439 career rebounds, and though just a sophomore, needs just 58 more to break into Stanford's all-time top 20 ... One of just two players to have started all 17 games (with Lindsey Yamasaki) ... One of 30 preseason candidates for Naismith College Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors ... Three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week on both Dec. 3 and Dec. 31, and most recently, Jan. 14 ... All-Tournament selection at both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks first in school history and seventh in Pac-10 history in career rebounds per game (9.14) and fourth in school history in points per game (14.9 pg, needs to play three more games to reach the stat minimum of 50) ... Owns three of the nine triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and three of the five in Stanford history ... In 47 career games, has 16 double-doubles and three triple-doubles ... In 17 games this season, has six double-doubles and two triple-doubles ... Ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in nine different categories: rebounding (1st, 10.3), defensive rebounding (1st, 7.35), assists (2nd, 5.35), assist/turnover ratio (3rd, 1.90), 3-point percentage (5th, .434), offensive rebounding (5th, 2.94), 3-pointers per game (6th, 1.94), scoring (6th, 16.5) and field goal percentage (10th, 48.0) ... Had triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Against Santa Clara (12/2), had triple-double of 29 points (tied career-high), 15 rebounds and 10 assists in only 28 minutes ... In the first half alone, had 22 points and 12 boards in 18 minutes vs. the Broncos ... Earned Pac-10 POW honors on Dec. 31 after recording 15 points and 13 boards against UCLA (12/28) and 26 points and 10 rebounds vs. USC (12/30) ... Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Monday after averaging 21.5 points, 17.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the home wins over the Oregon schools ... Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists vs. Oregon State and 23 points, 21 rebounds and seven assists vs. Oregon.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (6-0, G, Sr.): Averaging 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17 games, including 10 starts at off-guard ... Has come off the bench in the last six games ... Averaging 2.5 points and 0.7 rebounds in conference play ... Career averages are 4.6 points and 2.5 boards ... Had a season-high 11 points - 4-of-6 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws - in finals of Rainbow Wahine Classic vs. Penn State (11/25).
#24 Susan King (5-7, G, So.): Out for the remainder of the 2001-02 season with a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee ... Season-ending injury qualifies her for an NCAA medical hardship ... Suffered the injury in just her second game of the season (Dec. 19 at Arizona) ... Missed the first eight games of the year after undergoing a scope to clean out the right knee on Nov. 8 ... Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games this season, and conference averages were 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists ... Career averages are 9.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds ... Played in just nine games last year after tearing her right ACL in late December.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (6-1, F, Sr.): Averaging 15.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... Joins Nicole Powell as the only players to have started all 17 games ... Conference averages are 15.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, and career averages are 12.2 points (11th in school history) and 4.6 rebounds ... Has scored in double figures 15 times this season ... Named Tournament MVP of both the Stanford Invitational and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring (15.9 pg) and ninth in 3-pointers per game (1.53) ... Became the 22nd player in Stanford history to record 1,000 career points on Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota ... Now ranks 17th on the school scoring list with 1,217 points, and is 42 behind 16th place Julie Zeilstra (1,259, 1988-91) ... Also ranks fifth in Stanford history with 156 career 3-pointers ... Had season-high 27 points and career-high 13 rebounds in season opener vs. Indiana (11/16) ... Had 25 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (11/25) in championship game of Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Poured in 22 points at Arizona State (12/21).
#32 Katie Denny (6-1, G/F, So.): Averaging 2.3 points and 0.8 rebounds in 11 appearances off the bench overall, and is averaging 1.0 point and 0.8 boards in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 1.4 points and 0.5 rebounds ... Shooting 80.0 (8-of-10) percent from the charity stripe ... Had season-high seven points, including two 3-pointers, vs. Penn State (11/25).
#33 Sebnem Kimyacioglu (5-11, G, Fr.): Averaging 5.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 17 games ... Started the first six games at point guard, and has come off the bench in the last 11 ... Ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage (45.0) ... Had eight points and career-best nine assists vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Recorded career-highs of 14 points and five rebounds at Fordham (1/5).
#34 T'Nae Thiel (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 7.3 points and 6.2 rebounds overall, and 9.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in conference play ... Started the last six games at power forward after coming off the bench in the first 11 ... Ranks second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (56.7), ninth in defensive rebounding (4.1) and 11th in rebounding (6.2) ... Made 30 of her last 45 shots from the floor (66.7 percent) and 18 of her last 21 free throws (85.7 percent) ... Averaging 9.2 rebounds over the last five games ... Had career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in just 19 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/23) ... Had seven points and nine rebounds at Hawaii (11/24) ... Had double-double of 14 points and 11 boards at Rutgers (1/2) ... Had near double-double of 13 points and nine boards vs. Oregon State (1/10) ... Recorded career-high 19 points, including 14 in the first half, and eight rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13).
#41 Bethany Donaphin (6-2, F/C, Sr.): Averaging 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots overall, and 8.3 points, 4.2 boards and 1.7 blocks in Pac-10 play ... Career averages are 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds ...Came off the bench in the first nine contests, and has started the last eight at center ... Pac-10 leader in blocked shots (1.53), and is also fourth in field goal percentage (52.7) ... Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.1 (334-of-641), which ranks sixth in school history ... Has 109 career blocked shots, and needs just one more to move into the top three in school history ... Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Stanford Invitational ... Had double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds vs. San Francisco (11/28) ... Had 11 points in just 18 minutes vs. Oregon State (1/10).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (6-0, G/F, Sr.): Averaging 5.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17 appearances off the bench ... Averaging 6.7 points and 1.8 boards in conference play ... Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in career 3-point percentage at 40.2 (134-of-333), and eighth in Stanford history in 3-pointers made with 134 ... Ranks sixth in the conference in 3-point percentage this season at 41.7 ... Career averages are 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds ...Had season-high 15 points, including three 3-pointers, vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/17) ... Scored all 12 of her points in the final 11 minutes to lead Cardinal to win at Hawaii (11/24) ... Posted season-high 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and six rebounds vs. Oregon (1/13).
#44 Azella Perryman (6-1, F, Fr.): Averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 boards in 16 games off the bench ... Averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in Pac-10 play ... Shooting 56.7 (17-of-30) percent from the field ... Had season-highs of eight points and five rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/23).
#51 Cori Enghusen (6-7, C, Sr.): Averaging 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game overall, and 2.3 points and 0.8 rebounds in conference ... Second in the Pac-10 in blocked shots per game at 1.47 ... Her 25 blocks through 16 games is better than her full season totals as a freshman (21 in 25 games) and sophomore (19 in 29 games) ... Recorded 2.1 blocks per game in 11 non-conference contests .... Has 103 career blocked shots ... Career averages are 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds ... Had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in just 20 minutes vs. Santa Clara (12/2) ... Had 12 points and eight rebounds at Hawaii (11/24) ... Recorded 12 points and five blocked shots vs. Penn State (11/25).